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Airtime 1.9.5 - Nov 10th, 2011

Full changelog is here.

  • Bug Fixes
    • (CC-2743, CC-2769) Fixed problem where Media-Monitor would try to parse a file's metadata while the OS was still copying it.
    • (CC-2882) Fixed crash in media monitor when a watched directory or subdirectory was moved/renamed on disk or deleted on disk.
    • (CC-2891) Fixed a bug with parsing Unicode metadata in audio files.
    • (CC-2972) Fixed a bug where systems behind a firewall would have Airtime services communicating via its external IP.
    • (CC-2975) Issue with older python-virtualenv identified. Airtime installer now requires virtualenv >= 1.4.9
    • (CC-3012, CC-3013) Fixed an issue with Media-Monitor crashing when parsing certain audio tracks.

Airtime 1.9.4 - Sept 26th, 2011

Full changelog is here.

  • Improvements
    • DEB packages now available for Ubuntu & Debian
    • "airtime-easy-install" DEB package now available which will install everything needed for a working version of Airtime with a single click.
    • "airtime-import" command-line utility now offers better help when invalid parameters have been passed.
    • Airtime installation no longer uses the system PHP.INI and can no longer be affected by any of it's settings.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed "Show Contents" displaying full-length of tracks, even if cue-points had been set.
    • Fixed start date of show not updating after dragging and dropping.
    • Fixed audio preview still playing after deleting a file in the Playlist Builder.
    • Fixed uploads via the web-interface while using Internet Explorer failing when tracks contained "+" or whitespace characters.
    • Fixed issue where deleting a file from the Playlist Builder wouldn't always refresh the list to remove the file.
    • Fixed issue where upgrading from any previous Airtime would set "Toronto/America" as the default timezone.
    • Fixed playout engine (Pypo) using a large amount of CPU when there was a long history of played shows.
    • Fixed playout engine (Pypo) using 100% CPU when it could not connect to RabbitMQ.
    • Fixed issue where incorrect Start Date and Time entered for a new show was not handled gracefully.
    • Fixed issue where using Cyrillic characters in a show name would sometimes cause it to not play.
    • Fixed pypo hanging if web server is unavailable.
    • Fixed items that were being dragged and dropped in the Playlist Builder being obscured by other UI elements.
    • Fixed issue with not being able to upload files using Safari 5.1

Airtime 1.9.3 - August 26th, 2011

Full changelog is here.

  • Improvements
    • It is now possible to upgrade your system while a show is playing. Playout will be temporarily interrupted for about 5-10 seconds and then playout will resume.  Previously playout would not resume until the next scheduled show.
  • Bug fixes
    • Fixed bug where playout system did not work with mono files.
    • Fixed bug where sometimes audio files could be played out of order.

Airtime 1.9.2 - August 23rd, 2011

Full changelog is here.

  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed bug where restarting caused media-monitor to forget all of its watched directories
    • Fixed Media-monitor crashes when moving sub-directories within a watched directory
    • Fixed bug where the upgrade script would not work when upgrading from 1.8.2

Airtime 1.9.1 - August 19th, 2011

Full changelog is here.

  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed bug where airtime-user shell script did not work
    • Fixed bug where the progress bar for the audio track showed something was playing when no content was scheduled (this only happened at the end of a show)
    • Fixed various install issues with virtualenv
  • Changes
    • Support Settings moved to a separate page on the "Configuration" menu 
    • Prevent users from doing a manual install of Airtime if they already have the Debian package version installed

Airtime 1.9.0 - August 11th, 2011

Full changelog is here.

  • The cool stuff:
    • New file storage system.
      • Human-readable file structure.  The directory structure and file names on disk are now human-readable.  This means you can easily find files using your file browser on your server.
      • Magic file synchronization.  Edits to your files are automatically noticed by Airtime.  If you edit any files on disk, such as trimming the length of a track, Airtime will automatically notice this and adjust the playlist lengths and shows for that audio file.
      • Auto-import and multiple-directory support.  You can set any number of directories to be watched by Airtime.  Any new files you add to watched directories will be automatically imported into Airtime, and any deleted files will be automatically removed.
      • The "airtime-import" command line tool can now set watched directories and change the storage directory.
    • Graceful recovery from reboot.  If the playout engine starts up and detects that a show should be playing at the current time, it will skip to the right point in the track and start playing.  Previously, Airtime would not play anything until the next show started. This also fixes a problem where the metadata on the stream was lost when a file had cue-in/out values set.  Thanks to the Liquidsoap developers for implementing the ability to do all of this!
    • Output to Shoutcast.  Now both Shoutcast and Icecast are supported.
    • A new "Program Manager" role.  A program manager can create shows but can't change the preferences or modify users.
    • No more rebooting after install!  Airtime now uses standard SystemV initd scripts instead of non-standard daemontools. This also makes for a much faster install.
    • Frontend widgets are much easier to use and their theme can be modified with CSS (Click here for more info and installation instructions).
    • Improved installation - only one command to install on Ubuntu!
  • Improvements:
    • Cumulative time shown on playlists.  The Playlist Builder now shows the total time since the beginning of the playlist for each song.
    • "End Time" instead of "Duration".  In the Add/Edit Show dialog, we replaced the "Duration" field with "End Time".  Users reported that this was a much more intuitive way to schedule the show.  Duration is still shown as a read-only field.
    • Feedback & promotion system.  Airtime now includes a way to send feedback and promote your site on the Sourcefabric web page. This will greatly enhance our ability to understand who is using the software, which in turn will allow us to make appropriate features and receive grant funding.
    • The show recorder can now instantly cancel a show thanks to the use of RabbitMQ.
    • Only admins have the ability to delete files now.
    • The playout engine now runs with a higher priority. This should help prevent any problems with audio skipping.
    • Airtime has been contained. It is now easier to run other apps on the same system with Airtime because it no longer messes with the system-wide Python or PHP configurations. The python libraries needed for Airtime are now contained in a local Python virtualenv, and the PHP config variables are set in the Apache virtualhost and .htaccess files.
    • Message indicating import status is now displayed on Playlist Builder page( above the search box).
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fixed bug where you couldn't import a file with a name longer than 255 characters.
    • Fixed bug where searching an audio archive of 15K+ files was slow.
    • Fixed bug where upgrading from more than one version back(e.g. 1.8.0 -> 1.9.0) did not work.
    • Fixed bug where the wrong file length was reported for very large CBR mp3 files (thanks to mutagen developers for the patch!)

Airtime 1.8.2 - June 8, 2011

Full changelog is here.

  • Improvements:
    • You can now download audio files from the search screen and from the "Show Content" screen.
    • The "Now Playing" screen now shows whether a show is being recorded.
    • In the "Playlist Builder" screen, you can now edit the title of the playlist and the description inline, without having to switch to another page.
    • When you click on "Add Show", the cursor is placed on the show title field and a default name is automatically filled in.
    • It is now possible to cancel a show that was recording.
    • An new command-line program was added to verify an installation and help identify where problems are: "airtime-check-system"
    • Airtime now runs on Ubuntu 11.04 (though we do not offer support for this).
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fixed serious problem with the upgrading and installing process.  The Airtime install will now automatically detect if you should upgrade or install and take the appropriate action.  Reinstalls cannot happen except by using a specific command.
    • "Show Contents" screen will now display properly on smaller screens.
    • Install/uninstall now works on Debian without needing the "sudo" command.
    • Editing a playlist name or deleting a playlist now reflects immediately in the media search window.
    • In the "Add Media" page, the "start upload" button vanished after upload.  Now it remains there after upload so it is possible to upload again.
    • When canceling a playing show, the currently playing audio file still showed as playing.  This has been fixed.
    • Audio files greater than 100MB were not being played.
    • Fixed various editing show problems
    • Fixed airtime-pypo-stop/start causing playback problems
    • Fixed incorrect information being occasionally shown in the top panel
    • Fixed problem with Record Check box occasionally being greyed-out when creating new show
    • Fixed a problem with default genre not being applied to recorded shows
    • Fixed a problem where shows repeating bi-weekly or monthly did not update properly when edited.
    • Fixed problem when a user changed the name of a recorded show right before it started playing would cause the recorded audio not to be linked to the show.
    • and many more...

Airtime 1.8.1 - May 2, 2011

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed issue where an track's progress bar would keep updating, even if the track was no longer playing.
  • Fixed problem where editing a show would only update some of the show instances.
  • Fixed an issue related to editing a show that had instances scheduled in the past.
  • airtime-clean-storage command-line utility should now work properly
  • Fixed an issue related the "airtime-import" command-line utility
  • Fixed an issue with the Airtime Debian package overwriting configuration files
  • Fixed some database install issues on Debian
  • Fixed an issue with show names and foreign characters causing the show to not start (temporarily disabled allowing the usage of these characters)

Airtime 1.8.0 - April 19, 2011

  • The biggest feature of this release is the ability to edit shows. You can change everything from 'Name', 'Description', and 'URL', to repeat and rebroadcast days. Show instances will be dynamically created or removed as needed.  Radio stations will be pleased to know they can now have up to ten rebroadcast shows too.
  • Airtime's calendar now looks, feels and performs better than ever. Loading a station schedule is now five to eight times faster. In our tests of 1.7, if the month calendar had shows scheduled for every hour of every day, it used to take 16 seconds to load. Now in 1.8 it takes two seconds.
  • It is possible to have up to ten rebroadcast shows now, in 1.7 it was only up to five.
  • Airtime's new installation script has two options for increased install flexibility:  --preserve to keep your existing config files, or --overwrite to replace your existing config files with new ones. Uninstall no longer removes Airtime config files or the music storage directory.
  • New improved look & feel of the calendar (thanks to the "FullCalendar" jQuery project).
  • Installation now puts files in standard locations in the Linux file hierarchy, which prepares the project to be accepted into Ubuntu and Debian.  Also because of our wish to be part of those projects, the default output stream type is now OGG instead of MP3 -- due to MP3 licensing issues. This configuration can be changed in "/etc/airtime/liquidsoap.conf".
  • You now have the ability to start and stop pypo and the show recorder from the command line with the commands "airtime-pypo-start", "airtime-pypo-stop", "airtime-show-recorder-start", and "airtime-show-recorder-stop".
  • Bug fixes:

Airtime 1.7.0 - March 22, 2011

  • Recording and automatic scheduling/broadcasting of live shows
    • Recording/rebroadcast status of a show is shown in "Now Playing" and "Calendar"
    • Can rebroadcast a show at multiple times and dates
  • Automatic upload of recorded shows to Soundcloud
  • Frontend JQuery widgets for public-facing websites to show your visitors what's playing and the upcoming schedule
  • Ability to over-book a show and automatically cut and fade out song if it goes beyond the show time
  • Ability to delete audio files
  • Ability to cancel the currently playing show
  • Any changes to the schedule are immediately seen by the playout engine
    • In version 1.6, you had to make sure that your show was ready to go 30 seconds before it started.
  • Upgrade support (should be able to upgrade from any version, unlike 1.6.1 which required an uninstall of 1.6.0 first)
  • "Now Playing" list view:
    • audio items are now grouped by show.
    • If a show is not fully scheduled, the user is notified how many seconds of silence are at the end of the show in this View.
    • Audio items that play past the show's end time have a visual notification that they will be cut off
  • Ability to change metadata tag display format for web streams
  • Config files moved to /etc/airtime.  This means all config files are in one convenient location and separated from the code, so you can upgrade your code independently of your config files.
  • Redesign of Preferences screen
  • Bug fixes:

Airtime 1.6.0 - February 14, 2011

  • First release of Airtime featuring automated scheduling of audio clips, assigning time slots to specific users, creating playlists, and showing what is currently playing.
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